Wednesday 30th November, 2016, Covent Garden, London
Innovations in Search & Information Retrieval
Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations
in search and information retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events,
Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.
The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential
industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.
NOTE: Search Solutions offers a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 29th November, 2016.
Additionally, this year Search Solutions will feature a full day workshop on Thursday, 1st of December:
Workshop: Information Access System Evaluation in Practice
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1: UNDERSTANDING USERS AND CONTEXT
- 10:00 - 10:10
- 10:10 - 10:40 Sebastian Blohm, Microsoft Research
Focused Inbox: Learning personalized e-mail filters for Millions of users
- 10:40 - 11:10 Marc Bron, Yahoo!
Incorporating Implicit and Explicit User Experience Signals in Ad Quality Ranking
- 11:10 - 11:40 Qin Yin, Google
Mobile Search Stack
11:40 - 12:00 BREAK
SESSION 2: MOVING TOWARDS QUESTION-ANSWERING
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 3: BEYOND WEB SEARCH
15:15 - 15:45 BREAK
SESSION 4: NEW MODES OF SEARCH
- 15:45 - 16:15 Matthew Karas, Speech Engineering Limited
Speech-Based Archive Search in the Real World
- 16:15 - 16:45 Frederic Fol Leymarie, DynAikon Ltd
Human Visual Perception + Computer Vision to provide greater User Control for Shape-based Search
16:45 - 17:15 PANEL SESSION
- confirmed panellists: Nick Patience (451 Research), Helen Lippell (Search and taxonomy specialist)
17:15 - 17:30 IRSG SEARCH INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016
The event will also be followed by the
IRSG 2016 AGM (from 18:00).
Search Solutions 2016 is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group
of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISKO (International Society for
Knowledge Organization), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:
BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA Map
Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:
Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2016)
Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2016)
- BCS member rate: £99
- Non-member rate: £129
- BCS member rate: £119
- Non-member rate: £149
Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings.
Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception
in the evening.
For details of the tutorial programme and pricing, please refer to the
Search Solutions Tutorials page.
The registration is now open.
Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2165/
Closing date for bookings is Monday 28th November 2016 at 11:59pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.
Cancellations & Refunds
A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 14 days of the booking date or by 12:00pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2016, otherwise name substitutions will be allowed if notified before the closing date.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that the BCS does not issue invitation letters.
Fee Waivers for Students
We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing to attend Search Solutions this year. For more information, please check this page.
Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
John Tait, johntait.net ltd.
M-Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media Ltd.
Ingo Frommholz,University of Bedfordshire.
Judi Vernau, Metataxis (ISKO rep.)
For enquiries about the event please contact Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG Vice-Chair: irsg [at] bcs.org
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